Transfer news and rumours: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ross Barkley, Emre Can

The latest deals tipped to take place during the January transfer window

Borussia Dortmund and Ghana striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on his way to the Emirates 
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal

If Alexis Sanchez leaves Arsenal for Manchester City, the Gunners want to replace him with Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sky Sports reports.

City have been long-term suitors of out-of-contract star Sanchez and could be set to swoop this month because of an injury to frontman Gabriel Jesus.

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Despite the reports, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has told the London Evening Standard that a deal for Aubameyang is “not a possibility” for the Gunners.

Ross Barkley: Everton to Chelsea

According to the Daily Mail, Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley is expected to sign for Chelsea today for a fee of around £15million.

Barkley is out of contract at the end of the season and Everton boss Sam Allardyce has admitted to Sky Sports that he sees the 24-year-old’s future away from Goodison Park.

Barkley turned down a move to Chelsea on deadline day in August but is expected to have a medical at Stamford Bridge today.

Emre Can: Liverpool to Juventus

The Guardian says that Juventus are confident of signing Liverpool and Germany midfielder Emre Can and Sky Italia is reporting that the midfielder has reached an agreement in principle to join the Italians in the summer.

The 23-year-old is out of contact at the end of the season and he has reportedly been offered a five-year deal worth £85,000-a-week to sign for the Serie A champions.

Liverpool still want to keep Can, but with Juve eager to sign him, it looks like his future lies away from Anfield.

Kieran Tierney: Celtic to Manchester United

United boss Jose Mourinho is in the market to sign a new left back and Celtic’s Kieran Tierney is high on his transfer target list.

The Daily Record reports that Mourinho has been impressed with the 20-year-old Scottish international’s performances in the Champions League and is keen to bring him to Old Trafford.

If Tierney is not a possible target, United have also earmarked Fulham star Ryan Sessegnon, 17, as a possible signing in order to strengthen their options on the left flank.

Ryan Sessegnon: Fulham to Paris Saint-Germain

It’s not just Manchester United who have Ryan Sessegnon on their radar, but also French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

The Daily Mirror reports that PSG have joined the chase for Sessegnon and would have to fork out at least £30m for the teenager.

Tottenham, Manchester City and Real Madrid have also been linked with the young Fulham star.

David Luiz: Chelsea to Real Madrid

The Daily Express says that Chelsea defender David Luiz has instructed his agent to “find him a new club” – preferably in Spain.

Real Madrid look to be favourites to sign the Brazilian after the Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo reported that Barcelona have twice snubbed any chance of a deal.

Luiz is out of favour with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and wants a move to ensure he gets a place in the Brazil squad for this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.

Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool to Barcelona

No transfer round-up can be complete without mentioning a “Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona” story.

This morning the Daily Telegraph says that Barca are ready to pay a fee of £140m to sign the Liverpool and Brazil star this month.

The Telegraph reports that an initial fee of £105m will be paid to Liverpool plus £35m in add-ons based on Coutinho’s appearances and future success at Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague says that Barcelona and Liverpool are negotiating a price for Coutinho and a deal could be reached within a week.

“Both Coutinho and Barcelona want this sorted now,” said Balague. “They don’t consider the possibility of agreeing now for the summer. That scenario only benefits Liverpool, it doesn’t benefit Barcelona or Coutinho.”

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